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Women’s purses have often combined beauty and utility. The Museum’s artifact collection includes more than 100 handbags. Contrast their styles as you view a selection of bags drawn from the 19th and 20th centuries. Explore shoulder bags, wristlets, clutches, coin purses, and wallets made from a variety of materials ranging from silk and leather to metal and beads.